This Belgian writer immediately attracted multiple prizes for her debut Sleep! . The success of the novel wasn’t only limited to the lowlands, but appeared in 22 countries, and her subsequent books were also warmly welcomed. She is a writer of novels, poetry and scripts, and has a great love for short stories. In her third and newest collection of stories Halleluja, she writes tragicomic and absurdist stories about the beginning and the end, the feeling of transience, and a new beginning.
Annelies Verbeke shares the stage with Lesley Nneka Arimah. They will be interviewed by Roos van Rijswijk.